The temperature climate of San Diego County allows residents to enjoy many outdoor activities year round. With the onset of spring upon us, an even greater number of people will be outside soon walking, jogging and more. As this happens, the dangers to pedestrians become more apparent. People can be involved in a pedestrian accident in a variety of situations including in a parking lot, in a crosswalk or other part of an intersection and on a sidewalk.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website note that people 65 and over represented 19 percent of pedestrian fatalities and 11 percent of injuries sustained in a pedestrian accident in 2010. In another 20 percent of fatal pedestrian accidents, victims were children from five to nine years old. In all, close to 40 percent of the people who died in a fatal pedestrian accident across the country in 2010 were in those two age brackets.